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Can you drive someone else's car?

Wednesday 9th March 2022

In many cases, having a comprehensive car insurance policy will not mean that you are legally able to drive someone else’s car. It is important to double check your insurance policy before you get behind the wheel of a car that is not your own – otherwise you could be driving illegally. Can I drive... Read More

What is tyre speed rating?

Monday 7th March 2022

Tyre speed ratings inform you of the maximum speed your tyre is legally approved - this measurement ensures your tyre is safe and appropriate for your car. The tyre speed rating indicates the safest top speed your vehicle can travel at - however, this can differ depending on weight variance. Why is... Read More

What are tyres made of?

Wednesday 2nd March 2022

Have you ever wondered exactly what your tyres are made of? You may think there is a simple answer… rubber! However, you might be surprised to find out that your tyre is actually made of a lot of components, as well as a combination of both natural and synthetic rubbers. Read our useful blog on what... Read More

Do caravans need an MOT?

Tuesday 1st March 2022

In short, caravans do not need an MOT. This is because caravans are fundamentally different to cars and other vehicles that require a regular MOT by law. In fact, caravans come with their own set of rules when it comes to servicing. Should I service my caravan? It is very important that your Carav... Read More

What type of car engine do I have?

Tuesday 1st March 2022

Understanding what engine your vehicle has is important for many motoring aspects, such as knowing which fuel it needs (petrol or diesel); helping assist to purchase new parts quicker and easier; and how much horsepower your engine is capable of. In short, knowing how to find out what engine your v... Read More

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